Sunday, April 15, 2012

GonSS Finds There's No Place Like Home

We've read each other's blogs, commented on posts, emailed tons of notes and mailed plants and seeds.  Saturday, we met in person!

My wonderful husband and I packed the car Saturday morning for a road trip to visit new friends.

Melanie shares her garden and family adventures in her blog, "There's No Place Like Home."  Check it out for inspiration and enjoyment.  The gardens, the pond, the family.  There is always something going on.

A warm welcome, a delicious lunch, a windy garden tour (wind will not stop gardeners from seeing what's growing), a plant swap, a tornado warning for the area (yes, we spent time together in the tornado shelter until the threat passed), a few photos after the storm (but still windy) and hours of conversation with new friends.

Gardeners are generous people.  What they share beyond the plants, the seeds and the advice is friendship which reaches beyond their garden.

Thanks for everything Melanie.  Here's to more garden visits.


  1. What a great picture and how fun to have met in person. I'll be sure to visit Melanie's blog. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  2. What a fun day, even with the awful wind.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  3. What fun! So glad you got to meet with her. I had planned on stopping on my way down to Mesa---my computer died en route........but NEXT YEAR !!
    You guys are sure photogenic. What a great picture!

  4. Glad you all are okay...I heard on TV about the horrible weather near you... Yipes!!!!

    Sounds like you had a great time with Melanie. It is just so much fun to meet other bloggers.... I love it.


  5. How neat that you got to meet, and that you were spared nasty weather.

    Great pic of the two of you.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  6. How great to see the photo of the two of you together, and to know that you were able to have such a nice, protracted garden visit, despite the weather's interruption!

    Melanie, it was wonderful to meet you today and to be able to exchange plants as well. I'll keep you up to date on how the Maximilian sunflowers do. I hope you and your friend had an enjoyable (and productive) time at Paramount!

  7. Sweet words from a truly sweet individual!! We enjoyed the time with you and your other half as well!! And yes. .for SURE more visits AND plant swaps!! Hoping you got some of yours settled today. .with more wind :-) We had a FABULOUS time antiquing. .and a few gardening surprises found there as well. .in ADDITION to meeting Gaia in the parking lot at the antique mall that consumed the NEXT 3 1/2 hours of our life!! Will be showing photos of the "new" project soon!! Blessings to you!!!

  8. That's really fun! This has happened only once to me...or maybe twice? I'm glad you both had a nice time. It was cool here as well...but a nice relief for a couple days. Why does Monday have to happen?:)

  9. How lovely to be able to actually meet with a fellow blogger. I've had a brief look at Melanies blog...may follow that one! Everything is brief at the moment because of work, even late with my own blog post, but thanks for sharing that wonderful day you guys had, Take care.

  10. Very fun to meet in person, great picture of you two!

  11. How wonderful to meet a virtual friend in person. Looking forward to meeting some at the Fling. A little scary with a tornado looming though I bet.

  12. I agree, gardeners are THE BEST, tornado shelter or not.

    All joys,


  13. How cool to meet in person. Such a cute photo of the two of you. Now I have a face to go under that hat, lol.


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